D-4 Link Trainer


Our D-4 Link Trainer was donated to the Museum by the Guildford Air Training Corps squadron in 2006 and has been painstakingly restored to full working condition by two Museum volunteers. 

Such training aids were used by the RAF throughout the Second World War and into the 1950s both to assist in teaching instrument flying to trainee aviators and to maintain the instrument flying proficiency of qualified pilots.

‘Flying’ The Museum’s Link Trainer

From the 1 May 2015, the Museum’s D-4 Link Trainer may be booked by visitors for a 45 minute session with an instructor subject to the following:

  1. The trainer is serviceable.
  2. A Museum instructor is available.
  3. The visitor wishing to fly the trainer must hold or have held a pilot qualification with instrument flying endorsement.
  4. The visitor wishing to fly must be physically able to safely climb in and out of the cockpit via the attached cockpit steps
  5. Bookings will only be taken in advance for a Link Trainer flying ‘slot’ provided at least two weeks notice is given. Such bookings must be made by contacting the Curator (tel. 01243 790090 or by e-mail to curator@tangmere-museum.org.uk).


Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.